What Not To Wear

Style Guide

Looking good is all about making the most of yourself. If the mirror takes a step back when you look into it, don’t make excuses. Learn to work your wardrobe to your advantage. Look better today with these basic style rules.

The style basics

– Recognise your assets and choose clothes which flatter this part of your body.
– Show off your breasts OR your bum, never both in one outfit.
– If you have love handles or a round tummy, wear textured fabrics and wrap-around tops.
– If you have a short or wide neck, wear tops that are open at the neck, rather than high or round ones, to lengthen and slim your neck.
– If your clothes are too tight, you’ll look fatter not thinner; straining fabric is a style no-no.

How to wear colours

– Only wear shiny fabrics and bright colours on areas that you are sure can stand up to being in the limelight.
– If you have sallow skin, dark circles or bags, don’t wear black near your face, it only draws attention to it.
– Combining black with bright colours makes the black look boring and the colours look cheap.
– If you’re petite or of larger build, avoid a dramatic contrast between top and bottom as this will cut you in half.

Your bra

– Always make sure your bra is lighter or the same colour as the clothes you’re wearing.
– If you have big breasts – it’s essential to wear a bra that fits you properly; a good bra will lift the boobs and give definition to the waist.
– Balcony bras look great on girls with large chests.
– Avoid thin back straps unless you are totally fatless or you will end up with unsightly back bulges under your clothes.
– If you have small breasts – spaghetti straps will offer enough support. it’s all right to show the straps off under spaghetti strapped tops and dresses, as long as the bra is pretty.
– If you want to create cleavage, wear ‘chicken fillets’.
– Small breasts look good in bras with ‘chicken fillet padding’ and a draw-string front.

Your knickers

– Wear flesh-coloured underwear under white, light or see-through clothes.
– If a skirt is see-through but not figure-hugging, opt for big, flesh-coloured knickers rather than a G-string.
– If you have obvious cellulite on your bum, avoid G-strings at all costs when wearing thin fabrics.

Making the most of accessories

– If you’ve got a large chest and you’re embarrassed to show off too much flesh in a v-necked top, wear a large necklace to cover the area.
– Never wear a scarf or necklace over the top of a roll-neck jumper.
– Don’t wear long pendants that nestle in your cleavage if you have big boobs.
– If you have a double chin or your face is chubby, opt for longer earrings.
– If you have a short neck, avoid large, choker-style necklaces.
– Chunky costume jewellery is a stylish way to add colour and individuality to your outfit.

Choosing the right pair of shoes

– If you have thick ankles, don’t wear delicate, strappy heels, ballerina-style shoes or ankle straps which cut across the ankle.
– If you have skinny legs, avoid thin, teetering heels or they’ll look like they’re going to snap under the weight of your body.
– If you are pear-shaped, avoid dainty kitten heels.
– Trousers and jeans should fall to the bottom of the heel.
– Black shoes look best with darker colours – don’t wear black shoes with light-coloured clothing unless they are extremely dainty.
– Don’t wear black shoes with bright colours as they make your outfit look cheap.

Compiled by Abbie Fereday based on BBC’s What Not to Wear programmes.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bebenibadoodles
    Mar 07, 2008 @ 19:04:28

    hmmmm… interesting. i will keep this in mind.


    kaya nga ni post ko para di ko na hanapin pa ulit kase the tips are somehow useful.

    thanks for dropping by!
    😀

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  2. Rhapsody
    Mar 09, 2008 @ 21:22:47

    ano ung chicken fillet padding? hahahah para mai-apply ko naman sa sarili ko hahahaa


    haha! actually maganda yan kase na try ko na yan, eto tingnan mo dito at umorder ka na rin haha!
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Silicone-Breast-Chicken-Fillet-Bra-Pad-Inserts-Enhancer_W0QQitemZ380001841614QQihZ025QQcategoryZ4844QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

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  3. ayz
    Jun 19, 2008 @ 15:16:29

    napadaan po…

    hahaha😀

    kakikayan post, larb it!😀

    mai-print nga at maisaksak sa kukute,

    nyahaha…😀

    ***
    salamat sa pagdaan! dumaan din ako sa bahay mo pero naghubad ako ng tsinelas kaya walang bakat lol.😆

    Reply

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